Handmade Black Tribal Tote Bag

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Mangkud Handmade

Thailand
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We design and sell authentic, socially-conscious, handmade items made by women from Thailand and Nepal. *Majority of our revenue go directly to the women who are involved the making these items.* Expressions of cultural uniqueness, and love for life is manifest in the goods we sell. ...

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Handmade Black Tribal Tote Bag

A tote bag that is a creative blend of ethnic fabric and our own authentic design! The intricate decorative pattern of one tribe, combined with materials of another put together to create a tote design of its own makes this bag unique. And it just cannot be replicated by any machines. This is one of the most popular bags created by our designer Aboo. The decora... Read more

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A tote bag that is a creative blend of ethnic fabric and our own authentic design! The intricate decorative pattern of one tribe, combined with materials of another put together to create a tote design of its own makes this bag unique. And it just cannot be replicated by any machines. This is one of the most popular bags created by our designer Aboo. The decoration on the exterior woven fabric is handmade by the people from the Akha tribe, who live in the mountains of Thailand. This decoration is colorful with diverse embroidered patterns made from different colored fabric and threads. The double handles and the pom poms come from the Lisu tribe, another tribe from the mountains of Thailand. Each handle has a bundle of 3 strings and 6 pom poms. The color of the handles matches the exterior fabric. The pom poms match the color of the interior fabric which is slightly edged over to the exterior giving this bag a hip look. The interior fabric is woven cotton, and is bleach-washed for color stabilization. There is a large inside pocket where you can store small items. Because the exterior is original tribal fabric, the color runs when washed, so you will want to dry wash this bag. The bag is reversible. If you want this bag to look simpler, uni-colored with an outside pocket, simply reverse it. ******NOTE FOR BUYERS****** As these are all handmade, your purchases may not exactly resemble the items on the picture. There could be some minor variations. All materials are hand selected by our designer, and it closely monitored from start to finish. The bag is handmade in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A lot of detailed work goes into making this bag. When you buy this product you also support the economic lives of the women who make this bag, as we hugely support Fair Trade. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A lot of care, work, and love is put into making this bag. For sure, you will feel the uniqueness and comfort when you hold this.